• Michael Miller, M.D.

    Cerebrum Podcast:
    Emotional Rescue: The Heart-Brain Connection

    University of Maryland cardiologist and Cerebrum author Michael Miller, M.D., talks about the reasons the heart is often overlooked in brain research and the tie between the amygdala, hippocampus, and the heart in reducing stress and helping people live longer, healthy lives.   

  • Neal Kassell

    Dana Podcast:
    The Man with the Plan

    Acclaimed neurosurgeon Neal Kassell discusses a revolutionary early stage, non-invasive therapeutic technology with the potential to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more, and ways in which Joe Biden, John Grisham, and the Michael J. Fox Foundation have offered their support. 

  • Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt’s Consciousness Demystified

    Cerebrum Book Review

    Richard Brown reviews Consciousness Demystified, a book that attempts to sort through some of the mysteries surrounding consciousness.

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Top Stories

How our Brains Respond to Texture

by Sophie Fessl


Running your hand across fabric swatches, you can easily tell silk from satin, cotton from linen. New research shows that rich neural activity is responsible for the myriad textures we sense every day.


Stem-Cell Therapies Show Early Promise for Vision Loss

by Carl Sherman



Three early-stage clinical trials use stem cells to save the cells that feed starving photoreceptors in age-related macular degeneration.

Reforming Price Gouging for Drugs

by Philip M. Boffey

Phil_Boffey_tUS lawmakers and experts are exploring many possibilities for restraining drug prices. No one is sure how well any of these proposals would work in practice, but it is imperative for financial and ethical reasons to bring the escalating costs to a more reasonable level. Neuroethics column for Brain in the News.

Another Setback for Parkinson's Treatment

by Moheb Costandi

New method to infuse the putamen with the protein GDNF has mixed success in small trial. The method itself could be applied to other treatments, as well.

Finding the Rhythm of Literacy

by Kayt Sukel


Dana grantee Nina Kraus and her lab discovered that synchronization ability, like tapping your foot along to a beat, matches the rapid brain activity linked to reading, language and phonological skills. Understanding children’s rhythmic strengths and bottlenecks could help teachers help them improve language skills. One of our series of Q&As with neuroscientists.


Emotional Rescue:
The Heart-Brain Connection

May 8, 2019

by Michael Miller, M.D.

Emotional Rescue: The Heart-Brain Connection (spotlight)

How to reduce day-to-day stress and live a longer, healthier life.

Events and Deadlines

Neurotechnology for High-Consequence Communication and Decision-Making


International Neuroethics Society


IBRO World Conference

9/21/2019- 9/25/2019


Daegu, Korea

International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

10/17/2019- 10/18/2019

International Neuroethics Society

Chicago, IL

Neuroscience 2019

10/19/2019- 10/23/2019

Society for Neuroscience

Chicago, IL

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Successful Aging & Your Brain Puzzles

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BrainWorks - In this episode, join bioengineering professor Eric Chudler and a group of curious kids investigating brain-computer interfaces. This episode was just nominated for a NW Emmy Award.